Smash Up: The Story of a Woman

103mins1947DramaTVPG
director
Stuart Heisler
starring
Lee BowmanSusan HaywardMarsha HuntEddie Albert
Fiery leading lady Susan Hayward (Valley of the Dolls) earned the first of five Academy Award nominations for her tour-de-force performance in this classic 1947 melodrama. Hayward stars as Angie Evans, a gorgeous young nightclub singer who abandons her burgeoning career to marry struggling songwriter and budding radio personality Ken Conway (Lee Bowman, Cover Girl). Ken soon lucks into stardom as a chart-topping crooner, and his runaway success propels Angie into the lap of idle luxury. But her new lifestyle tragically proves to be her downfall, as she spirals into alcoholism despite the arrival of her beautiful baby daughter. From an Oscar-nominated original story by Dorothy Parker and Frank Cavett (loosely based on the life of Bing Crosby?s first wife, Dixie Lee), SMASH UP: THE STORY OF A WOMAN is a timelessly poetic tale of love, sorrow and redemption. 
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